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Wake With Elias: Get Ready for 15 Hours of Hockey Per Day in August

Chris Tanev and Antoine Roussel also both spoke to the media yesterday.

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Antoine Roussel and Chris Tanev will both be relied upon for their veteran influences of the young Canucks team.
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Hockey in August, you say?

Bring it on.

This might be the first August long weekend in BC where many of us decide to stay home.

According to Bob McKenzie, that will likely be the schedule throughout the 24-team tournament. There will be six games per day, with three games in each hub city.

So circle your calendars for August 1st, get your showers in now, and catch up on the latest from Canuckland.

  • Chris Tanev chatted with the media yesterday. [Facebook Live]
  • One of the big takeaways, unsurprisingly, was that he hopes to keep playing with Hughes for the foreseeable future. [TSN]
  • He also believes that Jake Virtanen did make a mistake by going to Celebrities Nightclub. [Daily Hive]
  • Ben Kuzma also caught up with Antoine Roussel, who downplayed the notion that playoff experience helps in the long-run. [The Province]
  • Here’s a little more on the ridiculous cap recapture situation that only the Canucks are really being punished for. [The Province]

I’m sorry, I just won’t be on Team Bettman anytime soon. I’ll leave that to some of the other loyal NM readers.

  • Finally, in a recent ranking of all the arenas throughout the NHL, Rogers Arena ranked 16th. overall. [The Athletic]

To clarify, these ratings were just not based on atmosphere, food and the game day experience, but also what was convenient for the beat writers and reporters.

Rogers Arena got docked for narrow seats in the press box and shoddy WiFi.

How about the readers? How do you feel about the Rog, and what’s your favourite NHL arena to visit?